Gorsuch Takes Aim at Regulations with Humor, ‘Love’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch lived up to his reputation as an opponent of overregulation while speaking to members of the Federalist Society at their annual convention Nov. 16.

His speech to the conservative legal organization symbolized how much had changed since President Barack Obama’s unsuccessful nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the high court and President Donald Trump’s election last November.

The group’s executive vice president, Leonard Leo, is an adviser to the White House on judicial nominations, and many judicial nominees reportedly have ties to the group, either as former members or regular speakers at events.

Gorsuch, a proponent of originalism and textualism, said one could now publicly support those philosophies and still be confirmed to the high court.